Did you know November is Alzheimer’s Awareness month? The World Health Organization estimates there are more than 55 million people with dementia, and that number increases by nearly 10 million every year. But brain health is about more than dementia. Normal aging brings a degree of memory loss and cognitive impairment. Are you prepared to handle it as an adult child of aging parents? If your parents aren’t as sharp as they once were, will their memory loss lead to missed medications? What if the forgetfulness means they get lost on the way home from the grocery store? How do you ensure they understand instructions from their doctors?
For most of us, these issues and challenges are just part of our lives. Fortunately, there is an affordable solution to help ease the burden. Fellowship Connected Living Powered by Livindi keeps you connected to aging parents and loved ones and helps them maintain an independent lifestyle. Here is how this smart-home technology can provide the peace of mind you’ve been searching for.
Share the Caregiving
In an October 2021 study, about 23% of US adults reported being part of the “sandwich generation,” caring for children under 18 while also caring for aging parents. If double-duty has left you tired, stressed and overwhelmed, Fellowship Connected Living powered by Livindi can help. A Personal Health Navigator, an advocate for your parents can help them connect with medical professionals. The user-friendly app connects you and your siblings and keeps everyone abreast of changes in behavior, concerns and involved in the decision-making process.
Peace of Mind with Passive Sensors and Alerts
Fellowship Connected Living powered by Livindi includes three passive, non-intrusive sensors for your parents’ home. You can use the sensors to monitor doors, ensure the thermostat is set to an appropriate temperature, and even the refrigerator. If they forget to turn up the heat on a cold night and the temperature drops too low, you’ll receive an alert on your phone. This makes it easy for you to check in on your parents without feeling like you’re hovering or intruding.
Professional Help is Available
Between your daughter’s swim meet, your son’s band recital, your job, your mother’s dentist appointment and your father’s cardiologist appointment, there aren’t enough hours in the day. It’s time to let someone else help. Their health navigator can help your parents schedule and arrange transportation to medical appointments. Or, if it’s a routine med check, virtual visits can make life even easier.
The program also helps them improve their health and wellness through engaging video content available on the 10-inch tablet. Fitness classes, nutritious recipes and other wellness programs are at their fingertips.
Less Worry about Skipped Medication
Forgetting to take medications on schedule can have negative health consequences, but you can set up automatic medication reminders via the app. This feature ensures your parents know what to take and when to take it. Best of all, your parents will feel more independent and empowered to take charge of their own care.
Stay Connected Anytime, Anywhere
Fellowship Connected Living powered by Livindi provides what’s most important to your aging parents: the ability to stay connected to friends and family. The touchscreen tablet makes it easy for them to video chat with friends and family any time. Does your little one wish grandpa could be at the swim meet? Does grandma want to hear that saxophone solo her grandson has been practicing? It’s all possible with the simple touch on the tablet’s screen. You can easily share photos and videos with your parents and other family members.
Fellowship Connected Living powered by Livindi offers the peace of mind you’ve been missing. Sure, you’re part of the sandwich generation, but now you can ensure your loved ones have the help they need at an affordable price.
Honor Alzheimer’s Awareness month this November and take the first step for more peace of mind. Call us at 908-580-3849 to learn more.